5 arrested on drug charges in Louisiana narcotics raid

A Louisiana drug bust has resulted in the arrest of two women and three men. The late-night incident was carried out by the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office and agents from the North Louisiana Drug Enforcement Bureau. The individuals who were arrested in the bust will now face a variety of drug charges in court.

The arrests occurred after agents arrived at a Louisiana residence to carry out a search warrant. One of the men arrested allegedly put up a fight and refused to comply with the agents. Authorities claim that he physically assaulted them during the event.

After securing the individuals, police conducted a search of the residence. A large bag of what is suspected to be methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia and two unidentified pills, were apparently seized from the residence. Police have charged the inhabitants of the residence with a wide range of drug charges. The man who allegedly resisted arrest was charged with resisting to the extreme, drug distribution, and a variety of drug possession and paraphernalia charges. The other individuals were also charged with a variety of drug allegations, and one of the individuals was charged with conspiracy.

Each person arrested appeared in court for their respective bond hearings. Their bonds were ranged from about $14,000 to about $64,000. All of the accused in this drug bust will have the ability to defend themselves against the charges that are now pending against them in court.

Since each person in this case may have a different kind of criminal background -- relating to any past and pending drug charges -- their cases may need to be handled differently. Some may wish to enter into a plea agreement with the prosecution, if available, in order to achieve a reduction in punishments. Others may wish to pursue a vigorous criminal defense that could potentially lead to a verdict of not guilty to all their charges. Ultimately, the choice of defense strategy will depend on the severity and nature of the evidence and the personal choice of each defendant.

Source: bastroenterprise.com, Five arrested for drugs in Bastrop, Dee Tubbs, March 21, 2014

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